Back to the Atlanta Braves Newsfeed

Benefits of Austin Riley as Atlanta Braves everyday third baseman in 2020

In June of last season If you would have asked most Atlanta Braves’ fans about what we would do once Josh Donaldson moved on from his one-year deal, the answer was Austin Riley…duh!

Austin Riley had the look of the next Adam Dunn. He struck out a lot, but the power was prodigious.

Donaldson has many suitors after his great 2019 showing. MLB Trade Rumors has him projected at three years $75 million.

A contract like that is a huge commitment to a 34-year old player who has dealt with injury problems two of the past three seasons.